Pre-64 model 70 problem

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by daeuco, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. daeuco

    daeuco New Member

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    I have recently bought a pre-64 model 70 in .264. I took it to the range for the first time today to shoot. Got it sighted in and shot a 1-1/4" group with Winchester ammo. Switched to Hornady Supreme and with the first shot, the bolt will not open. It will lift about 1/2" and that's it.
    If anyone has any idea what I can try, I'd appreciate it.
    Otherwise I'll be visiting a gunsmith this week.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    What a classic Pre 64 6.5 mag. I would take it to a gun smith. You may have a head space problem or a firing pin stuck.:) Forcing it open can cause more damage.;)
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Keep a record of everything you do or did. You may be talking to Hornady over this.